Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building
Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building

Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building

  • 230 – 750

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About John Niland Scientia Building

UNSW's main campus in Kensington is a busy, thriving community of 60,000 students and 6,000 staff, the size of a small town. Conveniently located in Sydney's eastern suburbs, UNSW Kensington Campus is just 12km from the Sydney CBD.

Set in the heart of Kensington Campus the university’s dedicated venues and events centre Scientia is UNSW Hospitality’s flagship venue. With sweeping views across the university’s landscaped gardens and public spaces, your guests and international delegates will be captivated by this superb facility.

Leighton Hall is an impeccably presented ceremonial hall, flooded with natural light it is home to some of Sydney’s grandest ceremonies and glittering celebrations. With cutting edge design and world class technical facilities, the Hall is a sophisticated blank space on which to stamp your mark. With an impressive eight metre high roof of floating sails, an Italian travertine wall and a terraced mezzanine level, this glamorous space is an ideal venue.

Suitable for

Conference Networking Party Presentation Team activity Wedding


  • Natural Light
  • TV/Projector
  • Outdoor Space
  • Audio Equipment
  • Disabled Access
  • Whiteboards/Flipcharts
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Close to Transport Links
  • Breakout spaces


  • Cabaret: 280
  • Classroom: 230
  • Dinner_rounds: 350
  • Standing: 750
  • Theatre: 520

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